Wednesday, April 4, 2012 a turbulent flight from Tampa to Houston resulted in injury to a dozen of the flight's passengers. The United Airlines Flight 1727 experienced an unexpected level of heavy turbulence as it passed over Lake Charles in Louisiana, causing it to drop approximately 6,000 feet in the air very suddenly – a plummet that effectively resulted in food, drinks and personal belongings being flung across the cabin. In addition, some of the airplane's passengers and crew members were also thrown about the cabin as the sudden jolt was not prepared for or anticipated.
The early morning flight landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport around 7:30 a.m., safely releasing all 146 passengers on board as well as all 6 crew members. However, not all individuals escaped the harrowing event unscathed. Eight were transported to area hospitals where they are currently being treated for conditions that have not yet been released to the public. Two of the flight's crewmembers were wheeled from the scene on stretchers and donning neck braces. While most injuries sustained during the turbulent flight were minor and treatable at the scene, there are some who are still silently suffering as their conditions have not yet been released.
If you or someone you love were injured onboard an airplane flight then you should not waste any time in contacting a Houston personal injury lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP as soon as possible. In doing so, your injury can be addressed by a professional attorney from our firm that has successfully handled other cases of a similarly serious degree. Airlines and the crew members that they employ are required to provide safe conditions for the passengers they transport across the country and throughout the world. When negligent behaviors lead to injuries or worse, the problem deserves to be addressed by a legal professional that can help you obtain compensation for the damages incurred due to another's shortcomings. At our firm, this is exactly what we are here to help you do. Therefore, we encourage you to contact a Houston personal injury attorney at our office as soon as possible to learn what we may be able to do for you after an aviation accident and injury of any nature.